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Quails' Gate Stewart Family Reserve Chardonnay 2020

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Quails' Gate flagship chardonnay, the Stewart Family Reserve, is mostly clone 95, with vines approaching a quarter century in the ground under the ancient Mount Boucherie volcano. Almost California in style, with ripe pears and hazelnuts under a creamy palate lashed with honey and tropical fruit, light spices, and a long, leesy, mineral finish. It has a long history of aging effortlessly, and 2020 will not be an exception. Complex, inviting, and as ripe as it presents, there is less than 1 gram of residual sugar in the mix. It held its own in the warm climate flight and, in some cases, looked positively fresh, but in the end, this could use a small injection of electricity to get to the next level. Next World Chardonnay.Tasted: 11 July 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$49.00750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Quails' Gate Vineyards Estate WineryDistributors: Appellation Wine Marketing
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Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 639641UPC: 778856219012